Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition

Art can be creative without costing money. Pictures and/or models can be made from recycled material, shells, twigs, pebbles etc. can be found in nature – in the woods, by the beach or in your back garden. We would like you to try and produce a piece of art – draw, collage, montage, crafts, recycle – in fact…..anything you like.

You can make as many pieces/pictures as you like. You can bring them to school when we return and we can have an

Art Exhibition

in the assembly hall. You can take a picture of your art, if you prefer, and e mail it to:

We can’t wait to see your masterpieces!!


New School Rules For Home

Hi Families,
I hope that you are keeping well. Please do me a favour and dab every time you sneeze. It is very important that Bunscoil Rís pupils do their very best to avoid spreading this Corona disease.
New School Rules:
1. Everybody has to wash their hands every hour at least with soap. Catch your sneezes and wash your hands afterwards.
2. Every hour every pupil has to take a walk in the back garden if you have one. If you don’t take a short walk outside 100 metres up the road and back a few times if it is safe. Remember to tell your parents or minder. When outside do 10 star jumps, run on the spot for 10, jump in the air for 10.
3. At all times remember social distancing. This means keeping 2 metres away from everybody you meet.
4. Always say ‘Hello’, ‘ Good Morning’, ‘Good Afternoon’ & ‘Thank you’ as often as you can. Keep it all positive.
5. Call your Grandparents every second day if you can.
6. Check your class page at the ‘Classwork’ tab each day at 10am. Remember to check your Support Teacher’s page also.

We have wonderful pupils in Bunscoil Rís and we know that you will all do your best for your parents and grandparents.

Stay Well, Stay Safe, Stay Home

Reading Resources

Vooks is a great resource to use in the home with your children.  Vooks is a streaming library of ad-free, child-safe animated read-aloud storybooks, trusted by teachers and enjoyed by millions of children around the world every week.  It is an entire library of storybooks, brought to life, to help encourage the love of reading.  You can sign up for Vooks and use the take-home resources to help keep your children reading 20 minutes a day during these extraordinary times.

Sign Up Link:

What a mouldy mess! 🙉🔍

Ms.Kavanagh’s 3rd class have been learning about how germs spread and importance of good hygiene. They used slices of bread and left them on different surfaces for 60 seconds (the floor, a phone, a desk and a shoe). A child also coughed on a slice. One child washed his hands with soap and water and held that slice. The results have been astounding!!

Mould has grown on every slice bar the slice that was touched by washed hands. The class proudly presented their experiment at the whole school assembly on Friday. They have also asked different classes to come into their classroom to explain their experiment to others. These 3rd class children are keen to spread the message “Wash you hands regularly to stop the spread of germs!” 🙌🏻💦🙌🏻💦

Good Hygiene

Good Hygiene: Wash hands regularly with soap. Sneezing: Catch a sneeze with a tissue or into elbow area. Bin the tissue afterwards. Kill the sneeze by washing hands. Catch it, Bin it, Kill it. All children should bring a small pack of tissues to school each day.


Paired Reading 📖👏🏻🤩

Following on from such a successful 6 weeks of paired reading in term one, we decided to have another 6 weeks of it. The 3rd class children are paired with 5th class and the 4th class children are paired with 6th class. Each Wednesday morning for 30 minutes the children pair up and read to one another. The children thoroughly enjoy it as their confidence grows with reading and they have an opportunity to read for pleasure. 📖😁

Rock Bottom

During the month of December our four 6th classes performed in a fantastic production called ‘Rock Bottom’. The children performed two day time shows for the children and staff in Bunscoil Rís and one night time show for parents. The show was performed in St.Michael’s Theatre New Ross. The children had the opportunity to sing, dance and act on stage in front of their family, friends and school. It was a fantastic experience and one in which the children will always remember!